Monthly Archives: November 2013

Fisher Library and new space, new time – or the day the First Tuesday Book Club broke my heart

Today I went to work in the University of Sydney’s Fisher Library – and lo and behold! The event I’ve been dreading for so long had come to pass. My favourite desk was no more. My favourite floor was a … Continue reading

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Australia 2013: sport (Gideon Haigh’s ‘On Warne’ wins the Nib Award 2013) and mining (Craig Walsh’s Embedded)

This morning at the Margaret Whitlam Recreation Centre in Bondi, Gideon Haigh‘s On Warne won the 2013 Nib Waverley Library Award for Literature. It seems apt that a cricketer should be the subject of Haigh’s second Nib Award (his first was … Continue reading

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Superman recites selections from ‘The Bell Jar’ and other works by Sylvia Plath: Mike Kelley at MoMA PS1

On a slow Friday afternoon the program from the Mike Kelley exhibition at MoMA PS1 keeps catching my eye. I’ve been resisting the urge to write about it here (cos: work) but I can resist no longer. It was one … Continue reading

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‘I suppose this is what you would call unwomanly …’: Kate Chopin’s The Awakening

‘I suppose this is what you would call unwomanly; but I have got into the habit of expressing myself.’ This illicit confession is made by Edna Pontellier to Robert Lebrun, a young man who is not her husband. The Awakening, … Continue reading

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In the USA with Double Entry – Austin, Texas, and Seattle, Washington (including Luca Pacioli’s De divina proportione)

As I’ve said, I’m not writing here much at least until May 2014 – too much work! – but I’m just back from an amazing trip to the USA, mostly to speak about Double Entry at the University of Texas … Continue reading

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